Evan Booth with Terminal Cornucopia posted a YouTube video showing how to build a “FRAGGuccino” frag grenade out of common items that can be found in airport gift shops located past security checkpoints.
Booth began his project with one clear question in mind: “Can common items sold in airports after the security screening be used to build lethal weapons?”
The independent security researcher created a set of rules to abide by while conducting his experiment. The first was that all items must “be sourced inside the terminal after security” checkpoints. Second, only cash and a “small, travel-approved multitool can be carried into the terminal.” Finally, anything that would raise suspicion is off limits.
Booth has already considered the possibility that terrorists may see his tutorial, and has reported his findings to the Department of Homeland Security so they may be better equipped to deal with these types of potential threats, he said.
But the FRAGGuccino is only one in a list of weapons Booth has created under the same rules and guidelines. He’s also released how-to videos showing the construction and application of a blowgun, several types of bludgeoning instruments, a blunderbuss, a 1-ounce pewter slug that could be used as part of a projectile weapon, and others. Again, Booth only used materials for these weapons that are found after the security checkpoints.
According to Booth, when he’s not building weapons, he’s talking about building weapons.